Spring Programs

  • Registration for Spring 2022 is OPEN and will remain open until Jan 20th.
  • LINK TO REGISTER
  • Please look over the classes below and determine which course(s) you would like to register for. If you are not sure, contact Molly BEFORE January to ensure enough time to hear back and be ready for when registration opens.
  • Boats are provided for all introductory level classes and High School Race Team. Boat ownership needed for Opti and 420 Race Teams after your first season.
  • Professional coaching
  • All sailors must wear a US Coast Guard approved life-jacket
  • Safety boat is present for all sessions
  • Cancellation Policy: $50 service charge for cancellation prior to first date of class. Those not removed from the wait list due to over-subscription will be refunded class fees.
  • PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Learn-to-Sail

Learn the basics of sailing while developing skills to prepare for sailing with others at PYSF and in the Bay Area. While no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. Boats provided (Cubes). Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 8-11. Saturdays, Feb 26-Apr 16. Cost: $850. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Saturdays 11am-4pm
  • Dates: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 16, 30

*Some kids pick up the sport quickly, while others may repeat learn-to-sail multiple times before advancing to Opti Green. Your instructors will update you on the sailor’s progress towards the end of the course. This class does not compete in regattas.*

Opti Intro-to-Race

For sailors with less than a year sailing in Cubes/Optimists (or equivalent), who understand the basics of sailing and want an introduction to racing skills. This class is great for the sailor who has completed learn-to-sail but needs a refresher on proper boathandling and an introduction to the basics of racing. Boats provided (Cubes). Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 8-12. Mondays, February 28April 18 (8 days). Cost: $850 (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Saturdays 11am-4pm
  • Dates: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 16, 30

*At the culmination of the course, those ready will be invited to join the Race Team: Green Fleet. This class does not compete in regattas.*

Opti Green Team

For sailors who have completed Opti Intro-to-Race or equivalent and seek to refine their racing skills in a single handed boat. Ages 8-13. Every Tuesday February 22-April 26. Cost: $900. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Tuesday 3:30-6:30pm
  • Dates: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 20, 26
Regattas
  • March 5-6: BAYS Winter Series #3 @ San Francisco YC
  • April 2-3: Opti Harken Regatta @ San Francisco YC

Opti Development Team

For sailors who have excelled in the Green Fleet and are almost ready for Champ Fleet. Boat ownership is mandatory after your first season. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 8-13. Wednesdays and Saturdays Feb 23-Apr 30. Cost: $1500. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm
  • Saturdays 11am-4pm
  • Dates: Feb 23, 26, Mar 2, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, Apr 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30
Regattas
  • Feb 26-27: Harken #1 @ Cal YC
  • March 5-6: BAYS Winter Series #3 @ San Francisco YC
  • April 2-3: Opti Harken Regatta @ San Francisco YC

Opti Champ Team

For sailors who have graduated out of Development (or equivalent) and seek to refine racing skills in a single handed boat. Boat ownership is mandatory. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 10-15. Wednesdays and Saturdays Feb 23-Apr 30. Cost: $1500. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm
  • Saturdays 11am-4pm
  • Dates: Feb 23, 26, Mar 2, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, Apr 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30
Regattas
  • Feb 12-13: Valentine’s Regatta @ St. Pete, Florida
  • Feb 26-27: Harken #1 @ Cal YC
  • March 5-6: BAYS Winter Series #3 @ San Francisco YC
  • April 2-3: Opti Harken Regatta @ San Francisco YC

*Most kids stay on the Champ Team for multiple seasons. Your instructors will update you on the sailor’s progress towards the end of the course. The next step would be 420 Intermediate or High School Race Team.

FJ Intro (11-13yo)

Learn the basics of sailing while developing skills to prepare for sailing with others at PYSF and in the Bay Area. This class serves as an introduction to double-handed sailing and Fleet Racing. While no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. Ages 11-13. Boats provided. Mondays Mar 7-Apr 25. Cost: $900 (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Session #1 (Cost $900): *FULL*
    • Mondays 3:30-6:30pm: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Session #2 (Cost $750):
    • Saturdays 11am-4pm: May 7, 14, 21, 28

*Most kids take FJ Intro over multiple seasons. Your instructors will update you on the sailor’s progress towards the end of the course. This class precedes High School Race Team, 420 Intermediate and/or Keelboat 101.

Keelboats 101

Learn the basics of sailing a keelboat! This class serves as an introduction to keelboat sailing using Ideal 18s. Sailors will be learning basic maneuvering on a keelboat, including spinnakers. Sailors must have taken FJ Intro (or equivalent) and are confident skippering smaller boats prior to taking this class. Boats provided. Ages 13+. Two different sessions on either Mondays or Sundays. Cost: $500. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Session #1
    • Mondays 3:30-6:30pm. Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Session #2
    • Sundays Noon-4pm. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

*Sailor must have completed FJ Intro, be confident in skippering and have approval of the Director prior to registering.

Keelboat Racing

Once you have completed Keelboat 101 (or equivalent) we want to introduce you to the racing scene in South Bay! This class serves as an introduction to keelboat racing using Ideal 18s with spinnakers. Sailors will be practicing time and distance, starting, mark roundings and culminating the class by taking part in the Friday Fun Series hosted by The Club at Westpoint. Boats provided. Ages 13+. Two sessions, both on Fridays to line up with the regatta on the last day. Cost: $500. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Session #1
    • Fridays 3:30-6:30pm. April 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Session #2
    • Fridays 3:30-6:30. Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20

*Sailor must have completed FJ Intro, be confident in skippering and have approval of the Director prior to registering.

420 Intermediate (*FULL*)

Sailors who have completed FJ Intro, 420 Intro Summer Course, or equivalent, but not quite ready for 420 Race Team practice. Looking to improve trapeze work, spinnaker handling, skippering and crewing. No partner needed. Boats provided. Ages: 13-18. This class precedes invitation to the 420 Race Team. Mondays Feb 28Apr 18. Cost: $900 (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Mondays 3:30-6:30pm
  • Dates: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18

*At the culmination of the course, those ready will be invited to join the 420 Race Team. It is common to take the Intermediate Class multiple seasons before advancing to the Race Team.*

C420 Race Team

C420 Race Team members will be practicing twice a week and are expected to participate in local, Bay Area regattas. Regattas outside of the Bay Area will be coordinated with team coaches with an additional cost of $100/sailor/day. (Midwinters in Florida for example). Practice is Friday and Sundays. Cost: $1500. Most sailors will be doing BOTH C420 Race Team and High School Race Team to further enhance their skill set. Cost for the combo class: $2,000. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Season: Feb 4-May 8
  • Fridays: 3:30-6:30pm
  • Sundays: 11am-4pm
Regattas
  • Feb 19-21: C420 Midwinter Championship @ Jensen Beach, FL
  • March 5-6: BAYS Winter Series #3 @ SFYC
  • March 19-20: Spring Dinghy @ StFYC
  • May 14-15: Elvstrom Zellerbach @ StFYC

*Sailors must have completed 420 Intermediate and have the approval of the coaches and Director before enrolling in this class. Pairings for regattas and practice are done by the coaching staff and coordinated through the sailors.

High School Race Team

8th-12th graders. No experience needed. No pre-existing team needed! Attendance at every practice is preferred, but not mandatory. Regattas happen within the Bay Area, as well as throughout CA. Must be comfortable in the water. Boats provided. Practice is Tues, Wed and Thursdays Feb 1Apr 28. Cost: $1000. (PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

Many sailors will be doing BOTH High School Race Team and another class. Cost for a combo classes:

  • Combo w 420 Race Team: $2,000
  • Combo w 420 Intro/Intermediate: $1800

*Regatta participation is based on ability level and team size. No Team? Sail for the season, keep recruiting friends, and continue learning and meeting new friends from the Bay Area! Two kids from the same school? You can attend most local HS events. Team of 4+ kids from the same school? Based on ability level, you can attend all events up and down the coast! Sailors that enroll as 8th graders are assigned by the Director to the school they plan on attending for the following year. Pairings for regattas are done by the coaching staff and coordinated through the Parent Reps for each school.

  • Season: Feb 1-Apr 28
  • Every Tues, Wed, Thurs: 3:30-6:30pm
Regattas
  • Jan 8-9: PCISA #3 (Rose Bowl) @ Long Beach, CA
  • Feb 5-6: NorCal 1-Days #5 and #6 @ Treasure Island
  • Feb 26-27: PCISA #4 Golden Bear @ Treasure Island
  • Mar 5-6: BAYS Winter #3 @ SFYC (non-High School event)
  • Mar 12-13: PCISA #5 Gaucho @ Santa Barbara
  • Apr 9-10: NorCal Divisional Champs @ PYSF
  • Apr 23-24: Team Race PCCs @ PYSF
  • Apr 30-May 1: Silver PCCs @ EYC